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  • Of Birdmen and Budapest Hotels

    Of Birdmen and Budapest Hotels

    I love the concept of the Academy Awards. Especially the films that make their way through the Odyssey-like journey to the Oscars.

  • The world this weak

    The world this weak

    What a fortnight it has been. I’ve been interviewing many a celebrity with my tough-talking microphone, a la Barkha Dutt

  • Muffler man 3

    Muffler man 3

    So, I’M onto the final screenplay draft of my superhero blockbuster MUFFLER MAN 3. (Sadly MUFFLER MAN 1 and MUFFLER MAN 2 tanked badly at the box office

  • AIB Boys, oh boy!

    AIB Boys, oh boy!

    So All-India Bakchod dudes, how’s it going? I can only imagine what the last three days have been like

  • Namobama!

    Namobama!

    So the gum-chewing Barackbhai and the Bibhu Mohapatra-sporting Michelleben flew out of Bharat leaving a trail of N-deals and multi-cuisine meals behind them

  • When did we lose 'honest'?

    When did we lose 'honest'?

    My neighbourhood video store is shutting shop. “Why Shaileshbhai, what’s the problem?” “Sir, the pirated market is doing ‘bharpoor’ business

  • No debate. No questions asked

    No debate. No questions asked

    He wondered where the art of ‘debate’ stood in modern India — well, at least regarding certain topics. Some issues seem to have come down to a one-sided argument

  • I am Charlie,  I'm a cartoon

    I am Charlie, I'm a cartoon

    I am Calvin & Hobbs. I am Charlie Brown. But I take it a step further. I am Charlie Hebdo. I am Charlie. Je
    suis Charlie

  • Do you have the iPhone 15?

    Do you have the iPhone 15?

    Apple CEO Tim Cook called me last evening

  • Santa's India visit

    Santa's India visit

    Santa Claus looked at himself in the mirror. What he saw was a horizontally- challenged man in a red night suit. Enough is enough, he swore, his new year resolution, no more carbs at night

  • As we steadily go mad

    As we steadily go mad

    My mind is in a whirl as we, in the sub-continent, head steadily towards mass insanity. At a micro level, the BMC has chosen to dig up 350 arterial roads simultaneously in our city.

  • Sir, come back. Country serious

    Sir, come back. Country serious

    Sir, I’ve sent you a telegram. As you head to Kashmir, en route to Korea. We haven’t seen you much in India lately

  • What's Sanskrit for 'awesome'?

    What's Sanskrit for 'awesome'?

    Priya Kumari Smriti Irani. Namaskaraam, namo namah. Put simply, how are you, madam?

  • Of extraneous noise and double standards

    Of extraneous noise and double standards

    Here’s the sequence of events — for the uninformed, Tarun Tejpal’s out on bail.

  • Nat Geo Parsi

    Nat Geo Parsi

    And so I’m sitting in Albless Baug at a Navjote — (for the unintiated, that’s the Parsi thread ceremony to initiate little Perizaads and Khushrus into Zoroastrianism)

  • A craze for Angrez?

    A craze for Angrez?

    I’ve danced around the idea of making a movie for much of my adult life. Many impediments have held me back

  • Saare jahan se not so achcha

    Saare jahan se not so achcha

    What is it about us Indians ? You can hear us from a mile away. We’re untidy, we’re unruly, we’re unmindful of anyone else in public spaces, we’re uproariously loud, we are unashamedly uncivic-minded

  • Will you vote for my GG Party?

    Will you vote for my GG Party?

    I have strong political leanings. For one year I was on the committee of my building co-operative society

  • 'Timepass' in the toilet

    'Timepass' in the toilet

    My favourite place in a multiplex theatre is the men’s toilet. No no, it’s not what you think

  • I Am Incredible India

    I Am Incredible India

    I am Hampi. I am Hardiwar. I am Hastinapur. I am Hawa Mahal. I am the Harmandir Sahib. I am the Sanchi Stupas, I am the Sun Temple of Konarak